GL and hope the news is as you wish!
1. How are you all feeling, physically/mentally. I have felt really well this entire pg. Some back problems, but no real morning sickness, etc. More fatique for sure, rest is really important! However, I'm now 34w and getting very very very uncomfortable. MUCH more so than my pg with ds. I am holding out for 36-37w, but I tell ya, the thought of another couple weeks some days is more than I can handle. I'm very sore, it's hard to walk, I have terrible insomnia, etc. So, be prepared at the end...this is hard.
2. Do you have any other kids. Yes, I have an almost 3YO ds. Right now, we are staying with my parents and their help is crucial. I can't exactly do baths, I haven't been able to carry him much of this pg, etc. He goes to preschool 3 mornings a week and I come home and STAY OFF MY FEET!
3. How many ultrasounds does the doctor want/have done to you? I had an early one to check for twins, one at 11w due to some spotting and then the routine ones started at 20w. They did two types, a transabdominal to check on the babies and a transvaginal to check my cervical length. I had some shortening early from 20-24w so they uppped the transvag to every 2w until that stabilized. I was on modified bedrest during that time. At 33w, I started weekly u/sounds to monitor the babies' growth and fluid levels and weekly non-stress tests to check on the health of the babes. Other than that, the only thing that's been different this pg is they did the gestational diabetes test a bit earlier.
4. Any extra testing involved since you're having twins. Oops, already answered that!
Midwives couldn't do homebirths with twins in SC. We've since moved to VA where homebirths are illegal. I am in an OB practice with 3 OBs and a midwife, but I am not normally scheduled with the midwife since she can't deliver. At most hospitals, they require you to deliver in the operating room in case an emergency section is needed. I found out yesterday that if both my babies are head down, they may let me go ahead and deliver in the regular room. I hope so as I'm sure it's more comfortable to push there than in the operating room!
One OB in my practice is really pushing for a "just in case" epidural - so if an emergency section is required, I don't have to have general anesthesia. I am refusing this, which she has acknowledged is my right. The other 2 OBs are perfectly fine with my plans and the one I saw yesterday told me I can be as natural as I want. I don't have to have anything any different than a singleton - meaning no continuous fetal monitoring, no routine IV, no routine epi, etc. She told me to go for it totally natural if I want and I was very encouraged by that. I'd screeen VERY carefully when you choose an OB. They all have VERY different philosophies on twin pgs.
And of course you must be prepared that you are at a much higher risk of c-section, primarily due to the position of the babes.